Rosie Kay Dance Company (UK, Birmingham) Community Engagement Manager

This is a jobs, Closes: November 20, 2014

RKDC is seeking an organised and committed individual to support the upcoming tour of 5 SOLDIERS. This timely and controversial work successfully toured to theatres in 2010 and 2011 and has now secured new funding to develop a new and deeper invested model for touring.

This new tour spanning May - June 2015 updates the work, with a production that goes to unusual venues, theatres and outdoor spaces. The tour specifically works in partnership with theatres and regional military partners (bases, brigades and regiments) making a unique tour of outreach work, community reach, post show talks, debates and seminars wrapped around a stunning work that examines the relationship between the body and war.

We are looking for a individual who can help develop a CE strategy for the project, working with communities in each of the 8 tour locations to build and pull together a comprehensive and cohesive engagement package working with local groups across dance and military.

The job runs from December 2014 - June 2015 with an all inclusive fee of £5,000 working in a freelance capacity, approx. 50 days over the duration. There is a budget for Dance Leaders to undertake delivery in each location

Please request full job description for role, personal spec and application details to apply.
Contact: Hannah Sharpe, hannah@twoscompanydance.co.uk

The application deadline is 10am, Thursday 20 November with interviews on 25 or 26 November.

Please note that we are also appointing a freelance Project/Tour Manager and both positions could be considered as one.

Due to funding there is a tight turnaround in the recruitment process for this position.  Please contact us if you are interested but have issues arising from this.

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This information was published on Wednesday, 29 October, 2014

Rosie Kay Dance Company (UK, Birmingham) Project Manager

This is a jobs, Closes: November 20, 2014

RKDC is looking for an enthusiastic, driven and passionate Project Manager for their upcoming UK tour of 5 SOLDIERS. This acclaimed production, first created in 2010, is to be re-worked and then toured to UK theatres and military bases with a programme of outreach and community projects along side the professional performances.

We are looking for a friendly, committed individual to join the team! The job runs from December 2014 - June 2015 encompassing 2.5 days per week on a freelance capacity with an all inclusive fee of £10,000. Travel, accommodation and per diems covered for all touring outside of Birmingham

Please request full job description for role, personal spec and application details to apply contact Hannah Sharpe at hannah@twoscompanydance.co.uk

Application deadline is 10am, Thursday 20 November with interviews on 25 or 26 November.

Please note that we are also appointing a freelance Community Engagement Manager and both positions could be considered as one. Due to funding there is a tight turnaround in the recruitment process for this position.  Please contact us if you are interested but have issues arising from this.

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This information was published on Tuesday, 28 October, 2014

Frantic Assembly (UK, London) Professional Workshop

This is a workshop, Closes: November 3, 2014

Join Frantic Assembly's award-winning Artistic Director, Scott Graham for a series of three workshops to experience the company's unique approach to creating physical material. It promises to be a highly energetic and creative programme, designed for people with previous professional experience in physical theatre or dance.

Frantic Assembly Advance Workshop

The workshop takes place on 24, 25, 26 November 2014 in London at Jerwood Space, Union Street and Costs from £120-£300.

This three-day cumulative course will look at three principals in creating physical theatre and is designed for people with previous professional experience in physical theatre or dance. You can attend one, two or all three days.

Booking Deadline: 10am on Monday 3 November 2014

Participants will be selected based on experience and suitability for this programme.

for further information call 0207 841 3115 or email workshops@franticassembly.co.uk

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This information was published on Tuesday, 21 October, 2014

Theo Clinkard (UK, Eastleigh) Professional Workshop

This is a workshop, Closes: October 31, 2014

Theo Clinkard is a Brighton-based choreographer, dancer, teacher and theatre designer. Following 17 years performing internationally in work by some of the UK's most celebrated choreographers, he has spent the last 2 years initiating his own choreographic practice and on forming his 7-strong company in 2012, received invitations to become Resident Artist at Greenwich Dance and Associate Artist at Dance4.

This professional development day is a chance for dance artists and teachers to explore Theo's choreographic ideas and the themes of his new performance work "Of Land and Tongue" created earlier this year.

The workshop runs on Friday 31st October and starts at 10am.

Participants will be led through an enjoyable and rigorous class before spending the day gaining insight into the work as well as having time to explore, create and play with their own ideas in a nurturing and informal environment.

Cost: £20. To book online visit this link or or call The Point's Box Office on 023 8065 2333.

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This information was published on Tuesday, 21 October, 2014

Greenwich Dance (UK, London) Compass Commissions

This is a opportunity, Closes: November 17, 2014

Compass Commissions 2015, a trio of exciting new dance commissions, was announced this week by Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The two organisations have created a dynamic partnership and Compass Commissions 2015 is the second year of a major joint programme over three years which supports artists to create new work.

The Partnership is now looking for UK-based dance artists or companies to create a minimum of three new pieces of work inspired by the following strands: outdoor or site-sensitive work; a theatre-based work or pieces aimed at family audiences.

Each commission will receive a package of support, including performance opportunities, rehearsal space and production time and technical support, as well as a commission fee of between £3,000 and £5,000.

Dance artists and companies can apply online at greenwichdance.org.uk, including a written proposal and video.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 17th November 2014, 10am. All applicants will be contacted by Wednesday 3rd December 2014, and shortlisted artists/companies will be invited to pitch their idea to the Compass Commissions selection panel on the 11th or 15th of December 2014.

In 2013, the first recipients of the Partnership's Compass Commissions were Tara D'Arquian's In Situ, a site-sensitive performance in a chapel in Peckham, Robin Dingemans and Nick Bryson's The point at which it last made sense and circus and street theatre company Mimbre's family show Bench.

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This information was published on Wednesday, 15 October, 2014

Equity Freelance Dance Network (UK, London) Meeting

This is a opportunity, Closes: October 14, 2014

The Equity Freelance Dance Network is holding its first open meeting. The meeting's focus is specifically for dancers and choreographers currently working in the independent and subsidised dance sector.

The meeting is at The Place 17 Duke's Road, WC1H 9PY London, United Kingdom on October 14th and starts at 7pm.

You do not have to be a current Equity member to attend this meeting.

This will be a small-focused meeting for the sharing of ideas and opinions.
The meeting will focus on the Network organisers' ideas for the future workings of the Network. It is also an opportunity for attendees to contribute to shaping the Network's priorities and direction.

The space we have hired has limited capacity, so please register your attendance at the eventbright link.

If you know anybody working in this area who you think would be interested in attending, please do share this event and encourage them to sign up to the Network at www.equitydance.org.

We look forward to seeing you then.

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This information was published on Friday, 10 October, 2014

Greenwich Dance (UK, London) Professional Workshop

This is a workshop, Closes: October 31, 2014

Suitable for professional dance and parkour artists. Parkour Dance Company will share their approach to site-specific movement in this one-off workshop. Learn new skills and company repertoire on a purpose built parkour set. Bring trainers and leave your fear at home.
 
The workshop will run on November 1st from 1:30-3:30PM and costs £10. You can book in advance on 020 8293 9741 use the link below and book online. Workshop takes place at Greenwich Dance, The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, London SE10 8RE

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This information was published on Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

ILDance & Chantry Dance Company (UK, London) Workshop

This is a workshop, Closes: December 5, 2014

Following a hugely successful collaborative workshop last year, ilDance (Sweden) and Chantry Dance Company (UK) are joining forces again to hold a 1-day intensive contemporary dance workshop in London on December 6th, 10am-5pm.

The workshop will include Contemporary & Contemporary Ballet classes, repertoire, and creation sessions from members of both company's creative teams.

The workshop will take place on the 6th of December at The Place, 17 Duke's Road
Organised by ilDance & Chantry Dance Company

For registration or for any more information please contact: workshops@ildance.se

Workshop fees: Participation fee: £40 (early bird £35 before 31/10/14). Student/ Concession fee £30 (early bird £25)

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This information was published on Tuesday, 7 October, 2014

Stopgap Dance (UK, Surrey) Workshop

This is a workshop, Closes: October 28, 2014

Led by Stopgap's senior dance artist, Laura Jones, this one-day intensive training session will focus on responsive dance teaching for community dance artists and educators. 

Stopgap will share useful tools and theories behind responsive dance teaching and encourage participants to find a sense of curiosity, creativity and play when teaching people with different bodies or different ways of learning.

Responsive Dance Practice Training on Wednesday 29 October 2014 at the Vineyard Centre, Farnham. Cost: £75 (Earlybird) £90 (after 10 October) 

Developing Diverse Dance Talent 

Stopgap has been contemplating the wealth of homegrown talent within the company. We have begun to ask ourselves what has worked and how we can share our methods so more disabled dancers can realise their potential as professionals. 

The day will involve a blend of group discussion and practical exercises, particularly exploring the skills a great dance artist needs and how to interweave those skills into dance training using Stopgap's inclusive methods. 

Join us for an insight into how Stopgap has developed talented disabled dancers to become professional dance artists, choreographers and advocates.

Thursday 30 October 2014 at the Vineyard Centre, Farnham. Cost: £60 (Earlybird) £80 (after 10 October) 

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This information was published on Wednesday, 1 October, 2014

Jasmin Vardimon Company (UK, London) Workshop

This is a workshop, Closes: November 4, 2014

Danceworks and Jasmin Vardimon Company present a full day workshop with a fantastic opportunity for dancers to meet and question Jasmin Vardimon the following day.

The Jasmin Vardimon Company Masterclass provides an insight into Vardimon's choreographic and artistic process and aims to develop participants' dance and theatre skills by exploring Company repetoire from PARK.

The workshop will be taught by company dancers Estéban Fourmi and Nevena Jovanovic who will be performing in the critically acclaimed production of PARK returning to Sadlers Wells for performances on 10th and 11th November.

In Conversation' with Jasmin Vardimon
 
We are delighted to welcome Jasmin Vardimon who will be speaking and answering questions about her career and life. With a soft drink or a glass of wine included, the event will take place at Danceworks studios and will be chaired by Danceworks Stephen Pelton.

Workshop - 5th November - 10:00-17:00. 'In Conversation' - 6th November - 19:00-20:30. Cost - £75 (for both events)

Book over the phone: 0207 629 6183

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This information was published on Wednesday, 1 October, 2014

Company Chameleon (UK, Manchester) Professional Class

This is a class, Closes: October 17, 2014

Company Chameleon are currently in residence at The Lowry Theatre in Salford, Manchester working on their new full length work 'Beauty of the Beast. This work will premiere at The Lowry on October 22nd.

During the creation time the company are holding free company class in the studio theatre at The Lowry for all professional dancers and advanced students who wish to attend.

The classes start from Tuesday 30th September Mon - Fri 10am-11:30am.

If you would like to come along this week, we are in Studio 1 at The Lowry, Salford Quays. No prior registration or notification is required but places are limited.

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This information was published on Tuesday, 30 September, 2014

Rachael O'Neill (UK, Leeds) Professional Class and Workshop

This is a class, Closes: November 23, 2014

Leeds based dance artist Rachael O'Neill (www.rachaeloneill.com) is holding a professional class and a one day choreographic workshop at Yorkshire Dance throughout November as part of her Research and Development process for her new solo project 'Fragmented'.

The day will start with an exciting hour and a half class which will focus on the use of skeletal initiation, alongside inner momentum and speed, to find freedom and efficiency within movement.

Then followed by an afternoon of choreographic exploration using the ideas Rachael has focused on during the research and development for her solo process, inspired by the work of French Illustrator Marion Fayolle and the concept of body language and the surreal imagination.

The classes and workshop are aimed at both dance students and professionals interested in developing through physical and creative exploration.

Professional class dates and times: Sunday classes 2nd and 16th November 10.30am -
12pm. Friday classes 14th, 21st and 28th November 9.30am - 11am. The workshop will take place on Sunday 30th November 10am-5pm.

Visit www.rachaeloneill.com to book your place on the choreographic workshop and/or professional class. Professional classes are also drop-in classes. Classes and workshops held at Yorkshire Dance 3 St.Peter's Building's, St. Peter's Square LS9 8AH

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This information was published on Monday, 22 September, 2014

Rambert Dance Company (UK, London) Professional Class

This is a class, Closes: October 17, 2014

As part of Rambert Revealed week, we are running daily classes for professional level dancers. The classes will be led by guest teachers who will be teaching the company classes during the week of Rambert Revealed.

Monday and Friday will be a contemporary technique class led by Chris Tudor and Tuesday and Thursday will be a ballet class led by Kevin Richmond. The Wednesday class will be delivered by former Rambert dancer, Antonette Dayrit.

Dates and Times: Monday 13th October - Friday 17th October, 10-11.30am. Daily drop-in rate £5. Advance bookings for the week £20.

Phone-in bookings will open on 9th September. Please call 0208 630 0600.

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This information was published on Monday, 22 September, 2014

Joan Clevillé (UK, Dundee) Professional Class

This is a class, Closes: October 10, 2014

Scottish based choreographer Joan Clevillé will be offering a week of free professional dance classes as part of his residency at Scottish Dance Theatre (Dundee) from 6th to 10th October 2014.

Classes will start at 10.30h and spaces are limited. To book your place, please email sdt@scottishdancetheatre.com Classes will be at Scottish Dance Theatre's studio at Dundee Rep Theatre (Tay Square, Dundee DD1 1PB).

On Friday 10th of October there will also be a public sharing of Joan's research for his upcoming production Plan B for Utopia. The sharing will start at 14.00h.

Residency and classes organised with the support of Creative Scotland and Scottish Dance Theatre.

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This information was published on Friday, 12 September, 2014

Dance Base (UK, Edinburgh) Professional Class

This is a class, Closes: December 5, 2014

Dance Base in Edinburgh offers a wide range of classes for professional dancer on a daily basis. The classes rage from contemporary to ballet and company class with prices ranging from £4.50 to £6.50 for a 90 minute class.

Classes marked Professional are suitable for professional dancers, graduate students and others who have undergone intense technical training. Other classes listed on these pages are taught at All Levels or Improvers and are also open to community dancers.

Class start times vary from day to day but normally take place between 9.00am and 1.00pm from Monday to Friday. All classes are available on a drop-in basis with no prior booking required.

New class sessions begin on September 8th and until December 5th. For more information visit the professional section of the Dance Base Website.

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This information was published on Monday, 21 July, 2014

DanceXchange (UK, Birmingham) Professional Class

This is a Class, Closes: December 11, 2014

DanceXchange in partnership with Birmingham Dance Network (BDN) run regular dance classes suitable for professional dance artists and 2nd/3rd year vocational degree students, led either by visiting companies (dx) or highly experienced dance teachers working in the West Midlands (BDN)

Professional classes are held in DanceXchange Studios, Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp St, Birmingham, B5 4TB. Classes start again on September Thursday September 4th.

Every Thursday from 10-11.30am. The cost is £5 per class

No booking necessary, just turn up on the day. For more information please contact Birmingham Dance Network brumdancenetwork@gmail.com. DanceXchange is located on Thorpe Street in Birmingham.

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This information was published on Friday, 18 July, 2014

Dance City (UK, Newcastle) Professional Class

This is a class, Closes: December 11, 2014

As part of Dance City's continuing commitment to support the development of professional artists, the IGNITE programme offers FREE daily class for professional artists.

These classes are suitable for those who are at a professional standard or currently in their third year of undergraduate dance study (at Dance City's discretion).

Classes start at 9.30am until 11am. Teachers will vary throughout the season and will cover a variety of techniques quotable for all professional dancers. No booking is necessary and there are no classes on Fridays.

A professional level ballet class is also available on the Tuesday and Thursday of each week. Classes start on September 8th and run until December 11th. Dance City is located on Temple Street in newcastle upon Tyne.

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This information was published on Friday, 18 July, 2014